Economy and labour market information

We have a range of sources which can give you a picture of our economic status.


The Office of National Statistics (ONS) estimated in 2021 that we had a total of 14,540 businesses registered for VAT and PAYE. There were 15,940 ‘local units’, which includes businesses with head offices outside the borough.


You can find the employment rate of residents and workplace employment sectors in the labour market profile.


The ONS estimated in 2020 that we had a total of 126,000 jobs in the borough.

For information on apprenticeships, view the government apprenticeship statistics.


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